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Tech firms drive data centre overhaul


28 Oct, 2016 09:00 am

Some of the world's largest tech firms have formed a consortium to develop a new specification they say way will offer wide-scale improvements for data centres.


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The new OpenCAPI specification will boost server performance in a way that will allow enterprises to process data faster and more efficiency than in the past as their business needs and applications become more data-intensive, the consortium says.

Among the specific data centre improvements the specification will offer, the new standard will boost data transfer rates to 25 GB per second, compared to today' maximum speeds of 16 GB per second. Enterprise servers' computing power will also become "closer to the data," the consortium said in a statement.

Consortium member companies include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, AMD, Dell EMC, Micron, Xilinx, and Nvidia.

Severs with the new standards should be market-ready during the second half of 2017.
 
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